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Hot Chip Stay Up for 'Late Night Tales'

Hot Chip's contribution to the perennial compilation project Late Night Tales is a mixed bag, but its high points are consistent with the band's excellence.


Roosevelt Aims to Create Non-Populist Pop on 'Young Romance'

On Young Romance, Roosevelt's '80s-indebted yet EDM-inflected confections aren't as anthemic as he wants them to be, but they're almost uniformly infectious.


St. Lucia's 'Hyperion' Finds the Sunlight Between the Clouds

We have to get to the point where we see each other as human again. On Hyperion, St. Lucia is trying to show us the way. We need to start listening.


Irmin Schmidt Tells His Story of Can

If All Gates Open isn't the full picture of Irmin Schmidt and Can, then the real McCoy must give one a hernia.


Counterbalance: The xx - 'xx'

Watch things on VCRs with me and talk about big love. I think we're superstars -- or at least the xx are. A 2009 indie pop masterpiece is the focus of this week's Counterbalance.

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